A reporter's dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money - and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life.
Meghan Miles is a TV correspondent who works at a local Tv station. She gets an opportunity to work at a network. She goes home to celebrate with her boyfriend. Her friends show up to celebrate with her. But they find her despondent. It seems like her boyfriend left without saying good bye and the network is leaning towards someone else. Her friends convince her to go out and get drunk. They get her to put on a hot dress. She eventually gets so drunk that a guy offers to take her home but she prefers to go to his place. And she spends the night. When she wakes up she gets s call telling her that the network is reconsidering her so she has to go to work but her car was towed away and her wallet which in her purse is also in it. And she left her phone at the guy's place. She then finds herself wandering around downtown LA and runs into drug dealers and people think she's a hooker. So she has to find a way get to work. And even the police are after her. Written by
The uniformed station officer in the police station scene is wearing Captain's bars, and he tells the two police officers to report to the [plainclothes] lieutenant. Captains outrank lieutenants pretty much everywhere. Further, the captain mans the radio in other scenes. It is very unlikely that a police captain would be working at the station's front desk, and it's more likely that the officers would be told to report to the captain, not the lieutenant. See more »
What does a post-modern romantic writer do all day?
Find beauty and praise it.
That's like the opposite of what I do.
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If you like Elizabeth Banks, you'll love this movie, period.
I love this movie and I love E. Banks -- watching the DVD again and again. What's wrong with the rest of you people? This is not a dumb movie. Most of the celebrated box office success comedies are dumb movies, IMHO, but not this one (which of course was a box office failure). Yes, the movie is basically about watching Ms. Banks walk around, but what a device. A+ for the idea.
This amuses me like nothing since AFTER HOURS (1985, 7.7) and REPO MAN (1984, 6.9), and touches my heart in places (Pookie) like TANK GIRL (1995, 5.2 cult classic). Oh yeah, people hated those movies at the time, too. OK, it lacks the edge of those movies, but except for the massage scene, it's a lot easier on the eyes.
BTW, if that yellow dress ever comes up for Hollywood prop auction, I'm bidding on it, and if I win it, they can sell it for 100:1 ROI when I die.
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